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2016 NLDS: Dodgers vs. Nationals

The Los Angeles Dodgers, winners of the National League West, and Washington Nationals, winners of the National League East, will meet in the National League Division Series, beginning on Friday, Oct. 7, with he best-of-5 first-round MLB playoff series televised by Fox Sports 1 and/or MLB Network.

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NLDS Game 2: Nationals 5, Dodgers 2

The Dodgers had a 2-0 early but couldn't add on, and Rich Hill couldn't make it hold up, falling to the Nationals in Game 2 of the National League Division Series on Saturday at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

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NLDS Game 3: Nationals 8, Dodgers 3

The Nationals broke open a close game with four runs in the ninth inning against Kenley Jansen, winning Game 3 of the NLDS at Dodger Stadium and putting the Dodgers one win away from elimination.

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NLDS Game 4: Dodgers 6, Nationals 5

Clayton Kershaw was great on short rest but a three-run lead was blown in the seventh. The Dodgers came back themselves, scoring in the eighth inning to win Game 4 on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium, forcing a Game 5.

2016 postseason shares announced

The distribution of the players pool from the MLB postseason was announced. Here is the breakdown of shares for the Dodgers, who received 12% of the total pool for reaching the NLCS.

Podcast episode 1639: Up next, the NLCS

A quick look at the Dodgers’ win in the NLDS over the Nationals, and a look forward at the Cubs in the NLCS.

Outside the box, and into the NLCS

The Dodgers didn’t do things the conventional way in Game 5 of the NLDS, and they won anyway. Rich Hill: ‘It was everybody, and it was awesome to see.’

Last Kershaw save came with Jansen as his catcher

Clayton Kershaw had only saved one other game in his professional career before Thursday. Turns out Kenley Jansen was also involved.

Dodgers survive & advance to NLCS

I’m not quite sure how, but the Dodgers beat the Nationals in Game 5 to win the NLDS.

NLCS schedule

The Dodgers have advanced to the National League Championship Series for the first time since 2013. Here is their schedule against the NL Central champion Cubs, beginning Saturday night at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

Pederson joins Johnson, Monday with HR

Sweet Lou Johnson and Rick Monday got company in Dodgers history on Thursday night.

Urias becomes youngest Dodgers posteason pitcher

Julio Urias made history with his relief appearance in Game 5 of the NLDS against the Nationals, the fourth-youngest pitcher in MLB postseason history, and the youngest Dodger.

More of the same in Game 5 lineups

The starting lineups for Game 5 of the NLDS look the same as much of the first four games between the Dodgers and Nationals.

Podcast episode 1638: NLDS Game 5

Looking ahead to the Dodgers and Nationals in Game 5, plus a look back at the first four games of the NLDS.

Hill gets the start in Game 5

Rich Hill gets the start for the Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS on three days rest, in a game in which just about every pitcher will be available in a winner-take-all game against the Nationals.

Dodgers vs. Nationals NLDS preview

A look ahead at the 2016 National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals, which starts Friday afternoon at Nationals Park in Washington D.C.

Thoughts heading into Game 5

The Dodgers play the Nationals on Thursday night in Washington in Game 5 of the NLDS for the right to move on and play the Cubs in the NLCS.

And then there were 5

A look back at Game 4 of the NLDS, including Andre Ethier coming through with a pinch hit in the winning rally, and a look at what’s next for the Dodgers should they win.

Game 5 ‘a collection of arms’ for Dodgers

The Dodgers will have both Rich Hill and Julio Urias at the ready for Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday in Washington D.C., in what will likely be a scramble day for the pitching staff.

Dodgers stay alive to force Game 5

The Dodgers blew a three-run lead but still managed to beat the Nationals in Game 4 of the NLDS on Tuesday, forcing a winner-take-all game on Thursday in Washington.

Inside the decision to start Kershaw in Game 4

‘All hands on deck’ available in bullpen

Will offense back Kershaw in Game 4?

Clayton Kershaw starts Game 4 of the NLDS for the Dodgers, but it might not matter if the offense continues to struggle.

The decision surrounding Game 4 starter

So many questions heading into Tuesday.

Dodgers beaten by start and finish

The Dodgers didn’t start well and they didn’t end well, falling to the Nationals in Game 3 of the NLDS, and falling to within a loss of elimination.

Ruiz joins rare company with pinch-hit HR

Carlos Ruiz made his mark on Dodgers franchise history with a pinch-hit home run in the fifth inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals.

Puig makes first start of NLDS

Yasiel Puig bats cleanup and plays right field for the Dodgers in Game 3 against Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.

Dodgers try to seize opportunities at home

Back home, the Dodgers will look for more runs at Dodger Stadium starting with Game 1 on Monday.

Lefties remain a problem for Dodgers

The Dodgers are just 1-for-14 against three Nationals left-handed relievers, and haven’t hit southpaws all season. They face a lefty starter in Game 3 in Gio Gonzalez.

Lobaton homers, Dodgers LOB a ton in Game 2 loss

Rich Hill couldn’t get through five innings, allowing a three-run home run to Jose Lobaton of all people, and the Dodgers couldn’t cash in several run-scoring opportunities in their loss to the Nationals in Game 2 of the NLDS.

NLDS Game 2 redux

The Dodgers go for a 2-0 series lead over the Nationals in the NLDS, on Sunday morning in Washington D.C.

An updated NLDS schedule

A look at what lies ahead for the Dodgers and Nationals in the NLDS after Saturday’s rainout in Washington.

Rainout opens door for Urias in Game 4

Saturday’s postponement of Game 2 of the NLDS pretty much locks in Julio Urias to start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Nationals, if necessary.

Game 2 postponed until Sunday

Game 2 of the National League Division Series between the Dodgers and Nationals in Washington D.C. is officially postponed by rain, and will be played Sunday instead.